The biggest after-effect of the Thesis license violation episode seems to be raising people’s awareness of alternatives that are both fully GPL and have better functionally too. One theme that seems to be picking up a ton of new users is Genesis. We helped Laughing Squid and Paul Stamatiou make the switch, but Chris Brogan […]
I don’t think “mega-blogging” is actually a thing, I just made it up to make the title sound more dramatic. But if mega-blogging were a thing, you would do it with WordPress. Micro-blogging is a thing, and a lot of people do it with Twitter. TechCrunch drops in this fray with an article comparing the […]
It’s magically beautiful outside in San Francisco today, but instead everyone is talking about the $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle. (More on Techmeme.) A number of people have contacted me with questions to the effect of “Oracle is evil, they now own MySQL, WordPress runs on MySQL, OMG! What’s next?” In addition […]
You may know of Infectious as those guys who make the cool vinyl decals for cars. Now they have laptop and iPhone skins, too, and WordPress has partnered with Infectious for the launch with the “I <3 Blogging” contest. The winners will be chosen by Derek Powazek, Matt Thomas, Team Infectious, and yours truly, and […]
WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane” is live to the world. So many people put so much into this release, all I can really say is “thank you.” Check out the release video:
I had the pleasure of chatting with Robert Scoble last week. In addition to him getting me to sign up for FriendFeed, we chatted a bit on camera about social media, the future of blogs, advertising, and of course WordPress. Here’s part one, at 21 minutes. Here’s part two, at 17 minutes. Thanks to Robert […]
Adam Tow got some great photos at WordCamp. Update: Here are mine. See also: This hilarious set with the WordCamp sign Duane Storey’s Randy Stewart’s Ben Metcalfe’s Andrew Mager Nick from CNP’s Jenn Vargas Dennis Goedegebuure’s Mark Ghosh’s Lorelle’s Chiropractic’s Byrne Reese’s (MT developer, a spy? :)) Liz Danzico’s Chris Heuer’s Hugo Baeta’s Alan Levine’s […]
Now that we’re now 10 days into the release of version 2.6 of WordPress, it’d be interesting to look at a few of the numbers around it. There have been around 23 thousand downloads per day. (Of just the English version.) According to the update system there are 201 thousand blogs using 2.6 already. That’s […]
Since people are asking, this so-called alert on Security Focus appears to be completely false and has no information that an attacker or the WordPress developers could use. It is completely content-free, except for making claims that every version of WP since 2.0 is vulnerable. Online, apparently, it’s fine for someone to run into a […]
Some of you may remember when I wrote about Chickspeak, a WordPress MU-based social network. Andy Peatling, the fellow behind it, later decided to recreate the work he had done as an Open Source effort he called BuddyPress. And it was good. Today I’m happy to announce that Andy has joined Automattic full-time and we’ll […]
Scriblio MATC Project Final Report. Scriblio is a system for helping libraries and is built on top of WordPress. The article describes some of the troubles with the close association with WordPress: Shortly after the Mellon Foundation announced the award to the Scriblio project, the WordPress core developers reversed their longstanding position on tags and […]
Wincent Colaiuta has no problem throwing flames at WordPress, but doesn’t see fit to enable comments. (Apparently disabled to make Movable Type more secure.) His table-layout blog isn’t too notable but it got linked from Daring Fireball so a lot of people saw his article trying to draw the line between a routine point release […]
One interesting thing in the whole adware themes discussion is the people claiming if we require GPL it’ll kill the number and quality of themes out there, that the best themes have ads in them, that they couldn’t make themes if they weren’t getting the SEO gaming money, et cetera and so on. There are […]
Based on the comments on the last entry I think we’re going to kick off the April 11 meetup at Bryant Park at 6:30, and if needed migrate for drinks at 8 PM when the park closes to someplace like Heartland Brewery on West 43rd. How’s that sound to the New Yorkers in the audience? […]
The new CEO of McAfee is blogging on their WordPress blog, very cool to see another CEO blogging. Hat Tip: Robert Accettura.
71Miles is a cool new travel site with a twist PM readers will find interesting — it’s built with WordPress. How? Adam Rugel writes “The nuts and bolts of our site is WordPress, it’s our foundation and content management system. We extended it to manage our content feeds: Google Calendar XML for the events calendar, […]
Jim Amos just wrote in that Campbell-Ewald launched a new WordPress-powered site for the US Postal Service, called Deliver Magazine. Congrats to Jim and Naoko McCracken! Ryan noticed the other day that Nancy Pelosi has a WordPress blog at Speaker.gov called The Gavel. Cool domain name, and good to see WP being used in the […]
Devin Reams has done the first WordPress fan song, check out the music video on his site. Too cool for words.
How WordPress Spoils Developers, I get the impression Brian is bullish on the future of WP. He’s right that we have a lot left to work on though, after 2.1 is out the door I think there’s going to be a ton more core development. Update: I agree far more with the developer-friendly bits than […]
Some folks are putting on a WordPress Meetup at Moscone Center around MacWorld next week. I’ll be there, you should too.